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Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2021: Application Form (Open), Exam Date, Pattern and Syllabus

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Megha Rohilla

University Data Specialist

Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) will be conducted by IISM in an online proctored mode that means candidates can appear for SMAT 2021 from the comfort of their home. It is scheduled to be conducted on January 24, 2021. Interested candidates can apply for SMAT 2021 by January 13, 2021, until 12:00 Noon.

Upcoming Events:

  • SMAT 2021- January 24, 2021
  • Last Date to Register - January 13, 2021 - 12:00 noon
  • Results Stage 1 - January 27, 2021
  • PI - January 29, 2021
  • Results Stage 2 - February 01, 2021
  • Last date of Payment - February 10, 2021

The paper is conducted to grant opportunities to students seeking admission in undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate diploma courses offered by the institute. SMAT is conducted in three slots.

The paper is designed in a specific way that tests the most important and basic quality of the candidates - Sports Management. SMAT focuses on candidate’s liking and awareness of the sports industry and their sagacity towards the business angle of sports.

How to appear for SMAT 2021 Online?

Considering the outbreak of pandemic Coronavirus/ COVID-19, IISM will conduct SMAT Online on January 24, 2021, instead of organizing it in the designated test centres across India. Candidates appearing for this particular SMAT round would be appearing for it from their home online. Also, the shortlisted candidates would be appearing for their interview (round 2) online.

Here is a list of essentials that each candidate needs to be equipped with while attempting SMAT online.

  1. A good/ high-speed internet connection
  2. A laptop/ computer with a working webcam along with flash
  3. Latest browser
  4. A microphone/ headset
  5. Your admit card
  6. ID proof, for eg: Aadhar Card

Direct Link to Register for SMAT 2021

The test:

  • The registered candidates will be provided with a link as well as login ID & password unique for every candidate.
  • The link activates sharp at 11:00 am, the time schedule for SMAT.
  • Candidates will appear for SMAT first and after completion of the time will appear for Caseletts.
  • A technical number would be provided to students for help.
  • In case of any query or if you wish to give a feedback, get in touch with IISM on +91-8976018871/ +91-8976018872

The International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) is a pioneer in Sports Management. A venture of Eduhub Education, it is India’s first sports education institute working towards providing a deeper perspective to the ideas and practice of management to the students.

SMAT 2021 Exam Highlights

Name of Exam Sports Management Admission Test
Abbreviation SMAT
Conducting Body International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration BSM: 80 minutes MSM: 120 minutes/2 hours
Medium of Exam English
Total Marks SMAT – 80 marks Panel Interview – 120 marks
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SMAT 2021 Admission Calendar

SMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

IISM offers Full-Time Business Management Program in four courses:

  1. Bachelors in Sports Management (BSM) degree from Mumbai University - 3 year program
  2. Master's in Sports Management (MSM) degree from Mumbai University - 2 year program
  3. Post Graduate Program in Sports & Wellness Management (PGPS & WM) - 11 month autonomous program
  4. Post Graduate Program in Sports Event Management - 11 month program

Admission to these programs can be seeked through SMAT, along with MAH-CET (reserved for candidates belonging to Maharashtra).

Eligibility Criteria for admission through SMAT:

  • Open category

Minimum required percentage at the HSC and graduation level (Bachelor’s degree) is 50% for applicants belonging to the Open category.

  • Reserved Category (Maharashtra Domicile applicants only)

Minimum required percentage at the HSC and graduation level (Bachelor’s degree) is 45% for applicants belonging to the Reserved category.

Eligibility Criteria for admission through MAH-CET:

Post Graduate applicants can also apply via their MAH-CET scores.

  • For Open category, the minimum required MAH CET percentile is 50.
  • For Reserved Category, the minimum required MAH CET percentile is 45.

SMAT 2021 Admission Process

SMAT 2021 Admission Process

Admission Process at IISM through SMAT

A very stringent admission process is followed at IISM which helps in further scrutinization of candidates. The entire process has been designed in a manner that can accommodate students who can be transformed to become thoughtful leaders, ready to take up challenges in the sports market place in India and abroad.

A holistic admission process is followed in order to admit students in Sports Management Programs. The process is divided into 3 stages:

  1. Stage 1: SMAT (Sports Management Admission Test);

Caselets and Overall Performance

Note: A Caselet is a set of information given in a paragraph form, out of which a candidate is required to organize the data, make tables and graphs.

  1. Stage 2: Panel Interview
  2. Stage 3: Letter of Selection

SMAT Application Form Filling Process:

While a candidate is filling in SMAT Application form, s/he needs to make sure of following the below-mentioned instructions:-

  • Please read the instructions before applying to the program.
  • All fields marked with * need to be compulsorily filled.
  • An Online Application Number will be displayed, once you successfully submit the online form by making an online payment.
  • Please keep scanned copies handy of your Coloured Photograph, Signature, for uploading.

A candidate needs to attach supporting documents of achievements while applying for SMAT online Students can re-apply for SMAT in case they are unable to clear the stage 1.

IISM Selection Criteria

IISM Selection Criteria

  1. SMAT - Sports Management Admission Test Entrance exam will be for 80 Marks and will comprise the following:
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability
  • Sports Awareness
  1. MAH-MBA / MMS CET – Master of Sports Management and PGP in Sports and Wellness Management aspirants can apply with their MAH-CET scores and will get a waiver from appearing for SMAT Entrance exam.
  2. Case lets & Overall Performance will cover Academic score, Sports Achievements & Extra-curricular Activities for 100 marks

The Case lets are designed to extract and evaluate the best of knowledge of the aspirant. It consists of cases—that will give a fair idea on how aspirants think, their outlook towards circumstances, knowledge on current affairs and proficiency in making Plan of Action.

Through Case lets, the conducting body intends to estimate how would aspirants react to or take an action on situations that he’d face in the rapidly evolving Sports Management sector. The test is specially designed for the students from any educational and geographical background, who have keen interest in sports and have desire to make a career in sports management. This exam is conducted online & candidates will have to come at the allotted test center to appear for the test.

Qualifying marks for all stages:

A candidate needs to score a minimum of 50% in Stage 1 to qualify for Stage 2.

Stage 2 - Panel Interview will be for 120 Marks. Candidate needs to score minimum of 60% cumulative of Stage 1 & 2 to secure admission at IISM

SMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

SMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

SMAT paper consists of 5 sections consisting of 80 questions in total. A candidate is allotted 80 minutes wherein s/he will have to attempt the entire paper of 80 marks.

Section 1 Quantitative Analysis 12
Section 2 Data Interpretation 12
Section 3 Logical Reasoning 12
Section 4 Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning & Reading Comprehension 20
Section 5 Sports Awareness 24
Total 80

SMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

SMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

IISM tries to test a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics, English, Logical Reasoning, with a special emphasis on his/her interest in sports ecosystem. The test, which is conducted online, helps the students shape the best possible career in sports. However, in order to crack the test, it is important for the candidate to prepare well.

Preparation Tips for each section are given below.

Quantitative Analysis:

  • It is important for a candidate to be clear and affluent with tricks in order to solve numerical problems easily and fast.
  • Know the mathematical formulas well to avoid spending longer time on word problems.

Verbal Analysis:

  • The sectional questions will judge a reader’s reading abilities. So it is important to be aware and lay attention while going through the section.
  • The sectional would test a candidate's understanding of the language and communicative skills.

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:

  • The section will test a student’s ability to extract logical data from a pool of information.
  • It is essential for a candidate to know how to apply and understand the data.
  • It is necessary for students to use logic rationally and then make decisions.

Sports Awareness:

SMAT paper gives a weightage of 30% to sports-related questions (covering all aspects of sports). Thus, it becomes mandatory for students to be acquainted with all aspects of sports including:

  • Governing Bodies in the industry
  • Sports Authorities
  • Sports Infrastructure
  • Sports leagues/Tournaments
  • Sports Activities –Now and in the Past
  • Financial Aspects of Sports nationally as well as globally
  • Administrative Perspective in the sports industry

In order to help students better prepare for SMAT 2021, we provide you the list of official sample papers of SMAT made available by IISM.

SMAT 2021 Sample Papers

SMAT Sample Papers

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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